The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua has written to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) expressing disgust over a “sexually suggestive” sculpture of two wildebeests erected at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Mutua demanded an explanation as to why the sculpture that he termed “bizarre and thoughtlessly sexualized” was at Kenya’s first contact with the outside world, JKIA.
“This sculpture is bizarre and thoughtlessly sexualized. The sexual connotation depicted in this sculpture adds no value to the marketing of Kenya to tourists arriving or leaving JKIA,” posted Mutua.
He wrote that the sculpture depicting one wildebeest appears to be grazing while being mounted by the other was sending a “wrong message.”
“It’s the work of a dirty mind trying cheaply to sell their creativity. It is not different from the dirty minds who sexualize adverts on TV or on outdoor advertising.
“This sculpture would not lose any value if the animals were simply grazing in their natural habitation. The mounting aspect sends a wrong message and the sculpture must change,” added Mutua.
The CEO further blasted the art as one of a “dirty mind trying cheaply to sell their creativity.”
“It fails our suitability criteria for content or information meant for public exhibition. We should not allow such bizarre ads and marketing strategies that are meant to create unnecessary sexual innuendo. We need to sober up!” He reiterated.